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Stainless Steel Semi Flex Nibs

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#1 EmJ


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Posted 20 March 2017 - 21:13

Hello Everyone,


So, kind of a weird question - I am looking for a stainless steel semi-flex nib (yes, semi-flex, I already have a couple lovely vintage flex pens), something that I can write with as a regular nib, but will still have some pleasant spring and a bit of line variation if I want it. Does anyone have a preference on one that would have nice flow and writes smoothly? Or just one that you think is very nice.



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Posted 20 March 2017 - 21:29

Platinum Cool or Balance. Cool is the transparent version, Balance is translucent.

Springy. GouletPens has a 'cool' writing video.

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 23:19

I would say OMAS, if you didn't ask for steel, but if you get the chance definitely get one. You could try the Stipula flex nib on the splash.

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Posted 20 March 2017 - 23:53

Osmia/Osmia-Faber-Castell.....the gold is as good as the steel.....both are grand.

And you can pick if you want semi-flex....with the nib with a Diamond on it, or maxi-semi-flex, the nib with Supra on it.

I have both semi&maxi in both stainless steel and gold...both are grand. I have some 8.

They are flat stubs....minimum tipping.


Of the companies that offered nibs with some flex...semi-maxi, Soennecken, MB, Osmia, Original Reform (pre mid '50s ) Geha, and Kaweco were all stubbish.


Lamy and Tropen...nails not. Artus a 'true' regular flex like the Pelikan 120 or the Geha school pens all have an American Bump Under.


I find the obliques of that era due to the stubbishness to go with semi/maxi great.  :puddle: 

I have some 16 obliques of that era. In a mix of semi(26)&maxi(13-or so).

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www.nibs.com/blog/nibster-writes/nibs-germany      Info on Bock nibs


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